Mary N. Orlando
April 23, 1942 — Aug. 12, 2017

Mary N. Orlando, 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, August 12, 2017.

She was the devoted mother to Elisa Kelly (Daniel), Thomas Orlando (Elise) and Joey Orlando (Kirsten); beloved grandmother, aka, “My Funny” of Nathanael Kelly (Katlyn), Abigail Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Sophia Kelly, Anna Kelly, Tommy Orlando, Gio Orlando, Sam Orlando, Gabriel Orlando and Alexis Orlando; and dear sister of Angelo Porchetta. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews and very dear friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Elisa (Camillo) Porchetta; her husband, Thomas Orlando; and her siblings Giovanna “Jo” Ertl, Antoinette “Toni” Giamo, Gregory Porchetta and Evelyn Hilliard.

She has touched the lives of countless students as a high school English teacher and often used her teaching gifts in the church. Mary loved Jesus and she loved people, that was evident to all who knew her.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 19, at Mercy Hill Church, 2625 S. Greeley St., Milwaukee, WI 53207, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12 p.m.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Mercy Hill Church.

Niemann Suminski LifeStory Funeral Home, 414744-5156, is serving the family. Visit online at